Earlier this month NFL Films had to “let go” of a few employees in a move which was called “a leaguewide belt-tightening”. Well now people in the know are saying that the costs might finally outweigh the benefits. This seems to be due in large part to HBO dropping of Inside The NFL and NFL Films might be next. Via Philly Daily News….
It also has pointed to HBO’s recent decision to end its long-running show, “Inside the NFL,” which relied heavily on NFL Filmsproduced work.
“We’re in a time in America financially that’s quite unique,” New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft, the chairman of the league’s broadcast committee, told the Daily News. “Everyone’s trying to run their business soundly.
“I think what you’re going to see in America in the next 6 to 9 months is, every company is going to look at redundancy. Whether it’s newspapers or brokerage firms or insurance companies or retailers or professional sports leagues. We’re in a period in our economy where people who want to be strong 10-15 years from now have to do that. If they don’t, they won’t be around.”
Kraft and the league’s other owners will discuss the Films layoffs, as well as the struggles of the 4-year-old NFL Network, next week at their annual March meeting in Palm Beach, Fla.
There’s nothing better than putting in the Super Bowl XXII Highlight tape from NFL Films and watching the greatest quarter ever played. Hell I think the only reason I still have a VCR is to watch old Super Bowls. I’ve bought ever tape/DVD since the Redskins won in 1988.
If you’re deciding between NFL Films and the NFL Network feel free to drop the pointless channel before one of the NFL’s greatest institutions.
NFL Films is taking shots (Philadelphia Daily News)